ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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‘Where Is My Language?’

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Soon after the release of the draft New Education Policy (NEP), 2019 the first controversy that erupted was on language in education. Tamil Nadu’s reaction to the language-in-education policy—the three-language formula—and the state’s opposition to what it describes as the “imposition” of a language compelled the central government to add statements that would make the way for flexible implementation by the states. Though the three-language formula has been seen as an attempt to bring in equality among major Indian languages, particularly Hindi and other Indian languages, and to bring about a linguistic harmony in education, the bone of contention has always been between the teaching of the states’ majority languages and pan-Indian languages like Hindi or Sanskrit. Tamil Nadu sees the threat to its language,

Tamil, from the pan-Indian language Hindi. Likewise, other states like Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh would also see Hindi as a threat to their languages, Kannada and Telugu, respectively.

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Updated On : 9th Aug, 2019
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